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My daughter is currently completing her first year at school in Kindergarten. This last week or so she has become really clingy again like she was at the start of the year. She has started taking her security blanket into class again and never wants me to leave. The teacher is really good and said this is quite normal 4th term because they are getting tired and the year is winding down. Has anyone else experienced this with their kids? How do I help my daughter overcome it. Thanks


Posted anonymously, 12th November 2015


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  • I really like the suggestions from mom160421 – very practical and hopefully helpful.


  • yeah plus it is getting hotter and the days are longer and stuff.


  • If you have the time, perhaps you could volunteer to be the teacher’s helper (with the teacher’s approval of course) say once or twice a week for about an hour or so each time. You could help kids with reading, painting etc., and your daughter would absolutely love having you there. She would feel special and it would make being at school more fun. When my daughter started school, although she didn’t really need me there, I volunteered in the school canteen a couple of times a week, and my daughter told me she loved the fact that she could come and see me at recess and lunchtime.


  • Oh, I thought this question was going to be about when they first started and I was going to recommend perserverence! My son was the same but didn’t take long to get over it. But no, I haven’t experienced this at the end of the year


  • At this time of the year the littles ones do get very tired and therefore, clingy too. What your teacher is saying rings true, from my experience. It may be worth keeping her home one day, mid week, to help her get some extra rest.


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